Animals in the News

Though humans may be the dominant animals on the planet, we share it with countless other species. We treat some as sources of food and others as sources of companionship, entertainment, or education. Most animals live their lives independent of us, but they dwell in habitats but we shape profoundly. Large scale disasters, such as the recent earthquakes and wildfires, can have a huge impact on animal life. Gathered here is a collection of various animal images that have appeared in the news over the past several weeks.

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  • Christian Charisius / AFP / Getty

    Photos of the Week: 4/23-4/29

    A shepherd pulls a lamb into the sea in Gaza City, President Obama meets Prince George in London, the aftermath of Ecuador’s earthquake, and much more.

  • 2016 Audubon Photography Awards

    Spectacular wildlife photography: the winners and runners-up from the 2016 Audubon Photography Awards competition.

  • U.S. National Archives

    Bamboo Bombers and Stone Tanks—Japanese Decoys Used in World War II

    While researching World War II images at the U.S. National Archives, I came across several photos I had not seen before, of Japanese dummy aircrafts made of bamboo and wood planking.

  • Bruno Kelly / Reuters

    Cracking Down on Illegal Gold Mining in the Amazon

    The Reuters photographer Bruno Kelly recently traveled deep into the Amazon rainforest, accompanying agents of Brazil’s environmental agency into the Yanomami territory to combat rampant illegal gold mining.

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